Columnist Jenny McCarthy’s advice to a suddenly single Wheaton man
I was married for 21 years and got divorced in January 2011. I’m having a tough time dating and hope you can give me some help.
— Norm from Wheaton
Jenny says: Oh man, Norm. I feel ya. I know exactly what you are going through. I was married for seven years and then jumped into a relationship for another five. When I was finally free, I was scared. I didn’t know how to date. I would meet someone and stay with them for five to seven years just so I didn’t have to go on any dates.
Now I’m proud to say I’ve turned into a date-aholic. So you asked the right person, my friend.
The first thing you need to do is hang out where single people are. If you are young, it’s the clubs. If you’re older, restaurant bars would be the place to go. Please make sure you are up to date with your wardrobe and make sure you are groomed. I don’t mind a few extra pounds on a guy, but if you’re sporting a see-through comb over, you’re in trouble. It is time to shave your head. Bald guys are sexy.
If you are not doing well in public settings, then try online dating. I did it for a while, but then I couldn’t differentiate between a serial killer and a nice guy, so I quit.
My dad is also single and when I put him on a dating site I could not believe the number of women who were asking him out. He enjoyed being able to weed out those who were living with 30 cats and find women with tastes similar to his.
So, get current in your style and with technology and get your butt out there. There is a really nice woman waiting for a really nice man named Norm.
Send Jenny your questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Photo by Vince Bucci~AP